Approximately 70 Tri-School students from Serra, Mercy and Notre Dame participated in the Walk for Catholic Worker on Saturday. The 5-and-1/4-mile walk raised more than $200 and socks for people in need. The day started with ice breakers, followed by a memorable talk from Peter Steihler, who talked about temporary shelter options at Catholic Worker House. NDB student Christyn Refuerzo '22 shared her reflections as a Catholic Worker House volunteer.
"Catholic Worker House provides healthy meals and a sense of community in their dining room every day," noted Serra Christian Service Coordinator Christian Cahill. "Their staff members deserve more recognition and support for all of the amazing work they do with people who are struggling on the Peninsula. Catholic Worker House provides emergency shelter for nine people every night, and they have a few other houses to help people transition into finding their own housing and getting back on their feet."
The Tri-School students enjoyed the day and were delighted to share their compassion for a good cause.
"Raising awareness was eye-opening," said Serra student Jason Huang '22. "Knowing that some people have to walk to get food or go to work every single day was humbling. It makes me grateful for what I have."